Oregon State won five straight matches to break a tie in the team scoring and pull away from Cal Poly for a 34-11 Pac-12 wrestling dual win at Gill Coliseum on Saturday night.
The Beavers got wins from Corey Griego, Ronnie Bresser, Devan Turner and Jack Hathaway on the mat to end the match. Teammate Amarveer Dhesi also took a forfeit in that stretch.
Oregon State won eight of the 10 matches to improve to 4-5 overall and 1-1 in conference duals heading into Monday’s home match with Fresno State.
Griego (197) got Oregon State back on track with a major decision against Tommy Lane and picked up his team-best seventh win in 10 duals this season. Dhesi and the Beavers then took a forfeit at 285 to lead 21-11.
Bresser (125) then gave OSU its third straight win — and enough points for the team win — with a 16-3 major decision versus Yoshito Funakoshi.
Turner (133) tacked on a 6-2 win against Sweet Home High alum Ty Schilling.
Hathaway finished the dual with a first-round pin of Jake Douglas.
The dual opened at 149 with Cal Poly’s Joshy Cortez pinning Josh Reyes in the closing seconds of the third round. Each wrestler had only an escape before Cortez’s late takedown.
At 157, OSU’s Hunter Willits jumped out to an early lead in a 14-6 major decision versus Jett Moy. The Beavers added an 8-3 win by Rodney Williams (165) to take a 7-6 lead.
OSU’s Myles Terry (174) got a second-round technical fall victory against Killian Vendler. At 184, after the Beavers lost a team point on a violation, Cal Poly’s Matt Wilhelm answered with a third-round win by technical fall against Bob Coleman as the Mustangs (0-7, 0-3) tied the team score at 11-all.
Oregon State won last year’s dual between the two teams, 25-10, at Gill.